FTC Town Hall to Address Digital Rights Management Technologies - Event Takes Place Wednesday, March 25, 2009, in Seattle #539814-00561

Submission Number:
539814-00561
Commenter:
Henry Nichols
State:
TN
Initiative Name:
FTC Town Hall to Address Digital Rights Management Technologies - Event Takes Place Wednesday, March 25, 2009, in Seattle

While I understand companies intrest in protecting thier work it does not need to be at the expense of its customers. We do not like to be treated like a criminal as we are the ones willing to pay for a good product. The biggest issue is the underhanded manner in which the DRMs operate and are installed onto a users machine. Many DRMs install and function much like a virus or spyware. Theese DRMs can sometimes create system vulnerabilities that the users is unaware of and lead to thier machine being exploited. The user is also often stuck with the DRM once the application has been removed from the machine.